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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2002;29(2): 237-242.
TREATMENT OF THE CHILD WITH LOWE SYNDROME UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA: A CASE REPORT
장우혁, 이긍호, 최영철
경희대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
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ABSTRACT
Lowe syndrome, also known as oculocerebrorenal syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder involving eyes, kidney and nervous system, and occurs predominantly in mostly males. The patients with Lowe syndrome are characterized with prominent forehead, thin and sparse hair, protruding ears, congenital cataracts, glaucoma, mental retardation, stunted growth, hypotonia, decrease in muscle mass and tendon reflexes, renal tubular dysfunction, and metabolic bone disease. A 6-year-old boy with Lowe syndrome was admitted to our clinic, with multiple caries and a chief complaint of intermittent pain on the left mandibular molar area. Because of difficulty in management of behavior and his medical problem, general anesthesia was performed for dental care. No specific complication was noticed during dental treatment procedure under general anesthesia and also during periodic recall-checks. General anesthesia itself, however, could be a potentially life-threatening procedure due to patient's biomedical problems. When a dental procedure under general anesthesia is to be required in patient with Lowe syndrome, it may be advisable being teamed with physicians, and general anesthesia duration should be as short as possible.
Keywords: Lowe syndrome | Oculocerebrorenal syndrome | General anesthesia
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